Officer struck by car while aiding crash victim

THE BALTIMORE SUN

An Anne Arundel County police officer was injured Tuesday evening when a car struck him as he tried to help a crash victim on Route 97, police said yesterday.

Officer Donald Wilson, 35, a Western District patrolman, was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a police spokesman. He was released early yesterday, hospital officials said.

Wilson had stopped his cruiser along the median strip to help Ronald Simms, 40, of Annapolis, the driver of a car that had spun out and crashed shortly before 7:30 p.m., Urbas said. Wilson was struck by Simms' car when it lurched forward after being hit by another car that had veered off the road.

Simms was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. His condition was not available late yesterday. The other driver, Kevin W. Cord, 39, of Edgewater, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

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